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A case of necrotizing fasciitis mimicking an abscess in the deep neck space

A case of necrotizing fasciitis mimicking an abscess in the deep neck space

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Selçuk University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

B-ENT 2020; 16: 51-54
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2020.19043
Read: 350 Downloads: 280 Published: 12 June 2020

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive soft-tissue infection associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. It is rarely seen in the head and neck region and usually develops after infection of the teeth and pharynx. Factors influencing treatment success are early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotherapy, and surgical debridement. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis occurring in the neck during dental treatment. This study aims to present the clinical features, pathogenesis, and treatment of the disease with the literature.

Cite this article as: Ulusoy B, Duran A. A case of necrotizing fasciitis mimicking an abscess in the deep neck space. B-ENT 2020; 16(1): 51-4.

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